GROUNDBREAKING PROGRESS

Re-envisioning Clinical Trials

Empowering every community with actionable insights and scale.

Trial participation with you in mind

We created Walgreens Clinical Trials to make clinical trials more accessible, convenient and equitable for the 78% of Americans who live within five miles of a Walgreens.

For sponsors, we have created the ideal blend of technology, personal connection, and flexible virtual, hybrid or in-person care capabilities required to deliver on your clinical trial needs.


Access

Our technology-enabled approach taps into an extensive community footprint with 9M customers served daily and 96M active myWalgreens members to identify and engage the right patients for clinical trials.

Proximity

Our existing footprint provides access to a large and diverse population. Tapping into these local markets, combined with our physical locations improves our ability to recruit underrepresented populations that have not had access to clinical trials. 

Trust

Walgreens is a highly trusted and respected brand with strong relationships with our local communities. By listening to and understanding the voice of our communities, we provide personalization and last-mile enablement at every step of the clinical trial journey.

Flexibility

Clinical trials are complex and require multi-disciplinary and multi-modal options. Flexible in-person, virtual, at-home, or hybrid trial formats enable easy participation for patients without disrupting their daily lives and reduce patient dropout rates in trials.

Acceleration

Our insights-driven approach to finding the right patients with speed and precision can rapidly connect trials to many more patients than ever before.

Compliance

A new and unique operating model with a foundation of a strong compliance framework and high-quality trial data which meets evidence regulatory requirements.

Our vision

We will fundamentally change the paradigm for the patient experience in clinical trials. Building on our nationwide neighborhood presence, we will educate and empower communities to drive a diverse population to participate in trials.  Our ability to understand patients’ everyday needs and answer the call of our consumers who want an experience they can understand, is the hallmark of our approach so we can create a more equitable clinical research enterprise.

Ready to partner with you

If you are looking for a partner to help you accelerate drug development through improved trial recruitment and retention, expanded patient access and health equity, and an enhanced overall clinical trial experience, we want to hear from you.

WHY NOW

Unlock new clinical trial capabilities and solutions with Walgreens

Walgreens is the ideal partner to meet the changing needs of trial sponsors and patients. Healthcare innovators understand that this space is complex and requires multi-disciplinary and multi-modal approaches to improve treatment options for all.

Closing the diversity gap

Walgreens technology-enabled approach taps into an extensive community footprint with 9M customers served daily to identify and engage patients for clinical trials. 51% of our stores are in socially vulnerable communities.

Addressing experience hurdles

Walgreens is highly trusted and respected via strong relationships with our consumers. Our understanding of the patient voice allows us to provide personalization and last-mile enablement at every step of the clinical trial journey.

Unlocking potential in every community

Walgreens has a proven track record of improving access in underserved communities, shown by the administration of 63M COVID-19 vaccines. We apply best practices from the Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative. This educational approach was created to address hesitancy, correct misinformation and serve as source of credible, reliable information.